Popular @troid.org
  • Home
  • Mūsá Richardson - troid.org | Islamic Articles and Audio

Mūsá Richardson - troid.org | Islamic Articles and Audio

Benefit: Dhikr Removes Sadness, Distress, Grief and Anxiety During the Cycle of Life's Ups/Downs

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  Ustādh Mūsá Richardson discusses the boom in the self-help era due to increased mental illness, and how it is simply remedied by dhikr, duʿāʾ and the connection the Lord of the creation.

The benefits are excerpted from the lecture entitled: 14 Great Benefits of the Remembrance of Allāh, a lecture overviewing the 1439 | 2018 Islamic Summer Courses, ʿAqidah Stream. Register for the courses today.


Listen/Download

Benefit: 99 Names of Allāh on Your Hands?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Today, people try to add things to the religion that they find suitable for it. There is no doubt that this is one of the gateways to innovation. These people speak about things in the religion that no scholar upon the Sunnah preceded them in and this opposes the way of our Salaf. Imām Aḥmad Ibn Ḥanbal said, "You should beware of speaking about an issue in which you are not preceded by a scholar." A common saying among the people today is that the lines on the hand indicate 99 Names of Allāh subḥānahu wa ta'ala.Our brother Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson discusses this issue...From the lectures entitled, 'Aqīdah Course- Summer Course.


Listen/Download

Benefit: A Boy Asks a Complex Question About Breastfeeding and the Relationships That Result From It

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  Ustādh Mūsá Richardson answers a question from a boy who enquires about a wet-nurse who may be maḥram to her child or not, the knowledge of this being relayed on her deathbed without full clarity. He wished to know what happens in such a complex situation. Another example of why it is unwise to tell boys and girls "don't ask about these things" when they are capable of comprehending the reality of situations. In broader society they are being taught or exposed to vulgar interpretations of intimacy and sexuality and incorrect understandings of rights and relationships.

From the course entitled: Fiqh Course: Marriage and Divorce (الملخص الفقهي), during the 1439 | 2018 Islamic Summer Courses

Listen/Download

Benefit: A Brief Word of Brotherly Advice Regarding Salafi Publications

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Our brother, Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson, mentions some observations concerning Salafi Publications and the brothers, Abū Khadījah, Abū Ḥakīm and Abū Iyaḍ. An advice directed to the community of Toronto regarding their Canadian trip: 

Regarding the visit of Abū Khadījah ʿAbd al-Wāḥid, Abū Ḥakīm Bilāl Davis, and Abū Iyaḍ Amjad Rafiq, I wish to offer my students and anyone who values my advice in and outside of Toronto the following important words of direction...


View/Download | 4 Pages

Benefit: Accuracy in Transcribing When Publishing and Its Importance

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Advice from Mūsá Richardson to transcribers on how to, and how not to, transcribe the works of the scholars. As he mentions, “sloppy people who go to YouTube and turn audio into a published book.” From honouring the scholars is to approach them about their recordings (for review) before turning them into printed English books etc.


Listen/Download

Benefit: Allāh Himself Makes Mention of the Dhākirīn (Those Who Remember Him)

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  Ustādh Mūsá Richardson on Allāh making mention of the dhākirīn (those who make dhikr).

The benefits are excerpted from the lecture entitled: 14 Great Benefits of the Remembrance of Allāh, a lecture overviewing the 1439 | 2018 Islamic Summer Courses, ʿAqidah Stream. Register for the courses today.


Listen/Download

Benefit: At What Age Should Boys Stop Going on the Sisters' Side of the Masjid?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

From the most important aspects of raising children is commanding them with duties and responsibilities at certain ages. Alḥamdullilāh, our Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhī wa-sallam) guided us to the correct method of upbringing in the well-known narration of ordering with Ṣalāh and seperating the beds of children. In this audio clip, our brother, Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson expounds on the narration and provides additional benefit in the topic of young boys at the masjid. Take a quick listen to this clip and learn a little more about your religion. May Allāh bless you with a righteous family.


Listen/Download

Benefit: Be Afraid of Hypocrisy!

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy
No one is Safe from Hypocrisy!

It was reported that Ibn Abī Mulaykah (d. 117h) said:

أَدْرَكْتُ زِيَادَةً عَلَى خَمْسِينَ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ رَسِولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَا مَاتَ أَحَدٌ مِنْهُمْ إِلاَّ وَهُوَ يَخَافُ النِّفَاقَ عَلَى نَفْسِهِ

"I met more than 50 of the Companions of the Messenger of Allāh (may Allāh raise his rank and grant him peace), and not one of them died except that he had (always) feared falling into hypocrisy."

Source: Ta'theem Qadr as-Ṣʿalát of al-Marwazee (2/634)

It was reported that al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī (d. 110h) said about hypocrisy:

مَا خَافَهُ إِلاَّ مُؤْمِنٌ وَلاَ أَمِنَهُ إِلاَّ مُنَافِقٌ

"No one other than a believer is afraid of it, while the only one who feels safe from it is a hypocrite."

It was also reported that he swore by Allāh that:

مَا مَضَى مُؤْمِنٌ قَطُّ وَلاَ بَقِيَ إِلاَّ وَهُوَ مِنَ النِّفَاقِ مُشْفِقٌ؛ وَلاَ مَضَى مُنَافِقٌ قَطُّ وَلاَ بَقِيَ إِلاَّ وَهُوَ مِنَ النِّفَاقِ آمِنٌ

"There is no single believer who lived in the past or who lives today except that he was/is afraid of hypocrisy; and there is no single hypocrite who lived in the past or who lives today except that he felt/feels safeguarded against hypocrisy."


Source: Fat‘h al-Bārī (1/111)
Prepared by: Mūsá Richardson (1431/8/25)

Benefit: Can We Say: "Allāh and His Messenger Knows Best"?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

[Q]: I was told by a sister in an email Quote "we are not supposed to say "Allāh and His Messenger know best" . The Sahabah said that when the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) was alive, but after his death, we are simply supposed to say "Allāh knows best". end of quote Is what she said correct? if it is correct where can I find the dalīl for this statement......barāk Allāhu fīkum

[A]: The Permanent Council of Scholars in Saudi Arabia have stated that "Allāh and His Messenger know best" was said during his lifetime, and that "Allāh knows best" is to be said after his death (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam)......Because the Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) is not aware of what is happening after his death." This was signed by Shaykh Ibn Bāz, Shaykh ʿAbdullāh ibn Ghudayān, and Shaykh ʿAbd al-Razzaaq 'Afīfī (may Allāh have Mercy on them).1 In addition, Shaykh Ṣāliḥ al-Fawzān, Shaykh Bakr Abū Zayd, and Shaykh ʿAbdullāh ibn Jibrīn, all of them, mentioned that saying "Allāh and His Messenger know best" was for his lifetime, and that after his death (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam), "Allāh knows best" is to be used.2 However, some scholars allowed saying "Allāh and His Messenger know best" after his death (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam), like Shaykh Ibn ʿUthaymīn and some of the explainers of Kitāb al-Tawḥīd, relying on a passage from the Nooniyyah of Ibn al-Qayyim: "And Allāh knows best about the intending meaning of his words, and His Messenger, the one sent with the Furqaan (the Qurʾān)." Shaykh Ibn ʿUthaymīn mentioned that this may only be said in issues related to the knowledge given to Him from Allāh, not things specific to the unseen that only Allāh knows. Like: Is it going to rain? Only Allāh knows. And: What is the ruling on fasting on the 'Eed days? Allāh and His Messenger know best.3 However, it seems much safer and more correct to stick to what the other scholars mentioned, especially when it is unfounded that any of the Companions used the phrase "Allāh and His Messenger know best" after his death (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam), but you find them and the scholars after them commonly saying, "Allāh knows best."4 This is very important especially when we live in a time when certain Ṣūfī sects are calling to the idea that the Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) is alive and aware of what is happening to us, and hears our calls, and can help us, etc. They commonly say, "Allāh and His Messenger know best" because some of them believe that he knows the unseen, just as Allāh knows it. This is sheer falsehood, rejected by many Qur’anic verses, and it is in fact shirk to believe this, equating the Knowledge of Allāh with the knowledge of some of His Creation! However, we should not believe that the few scholars from Ahl al-Sunnah that allow it have anything to do with what the deviant soofīs intend when they use it. And Allāh knows best.1
 
[1] Fataawee al-Lajnah ad-Daa'imah (2/163)
[2] Refer to: I'aanat al-Mustafeed (1/44), Mu'jam al-Manaahee al-Lafthiyyah (p.128), and Ibn Jibrīn's notes to Ibn al-Qāsim's commentary on Kitāb al-Tawḥīd.
[3] al-Qowl al-Mufeed (1/57), see also: Mu'jam al-Manaahee al-Lafthiyyah (p.128), and this link to Shaykh Ibn Bāz's explanation of some scholars' usage: www.binbaz.org.sa/mat/10659
[4] As stated by Shaykh Bakr Abū Zayd in Mu'jam al-Manaahee (p.128). Answered by: Mūsá Richardson

Benefit: Concerning Those Who Degrade the Salafis and Their Efforts

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

 Strong admonition from our brother and teacher, Mūsá Richardson, for the ignorant and misguided ones who degrade, ridicule and revile the efforts of the Salafis in giving daʿwah. They use the same excuse as the people of Jāhiliyyah and the enemies of Nuh (ʿalayhi al-salām) — Why would we follow people who are poor and lowly? The truth is not recognized by PhDs and high status but is recognized with Allah as those who follow His Messenger (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam), his companions and those who came after them. Our Prophet (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhi wa-sallam) and his companions had PhDs or diplomas? No. What they had and what they called to was the truth, and what we call to is the truth. The truth is the truth regardless of who is calling to it — Somalis, Afghanis, or uneducated converts! 


Listen/Download

 

Benefit: Cutting Off the Hand of a Thief Is Barbaric and Counter-Productive to Social Reform?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Obligation of Rejecting Legislation from Other than Allāh

From the correct belief of the Muslim is to disbelieve in the Ṭāghūt who invent new laws for mankind and reject the legislation of Allāh, subḥānahu wa ta'aala. In the following tawḥīd class, our brother, Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson, gave the example of the people who reject the legislated punishment for the theif as outlined in the Sharee'ah. In its place, the implement laws such as imprisonment of the thief. Their excuse for this: "Our laws will bring about rectification." Is this claim correct? Listen to our brother explain this issue and the claim of these so-called "reformers."

For more on the topic of Allāh's legislation, check out Class 42 from the Explanation of Kitāb at-Tawḥīd [class audio]


Listen/Download

Benefit: Did ʿĪsā ʿalayhi salām Create a Bird?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Allāh says in the 3rd chapter of His Book, quoting the noble Prophet ʿĪsā ibn Maryam, ʿalayhī al-Sʿalám, "I will create for you (akhluqu lakum) something that is the shape of a bird from clay and then I will breathe into it, and it will become a real  bird by the Permission of Allāh." What is the meaning of this creation? How should the Muslim properly understand this creation? How does this creation differ from the Creation of Allāh, al-Khaaliq, al-Mūsáwwir? Listen to the following short but informative audio clip about the attribute of creation. May Allāh have mercy upon you and grant you success in this life and the Hereafter. 

For more on the book, Kitāb al-Tawḥīd, see the Explanation of Kitāb lt-Tawḥīd [Class Audio].


Listen/Download

Benefit: Do Not Put People Down When They are Already Regretful of Their Sins!

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

Abū al-ʿAbbās Mūsá Richardson discusses the Prophet’s (ṣallallāhu ʿalayhī wa-sallam) good character when dealing with individuals who approached him regretful and ashamed of their sins, not scolding them nor rebuking them for things that they were already repenting for.


Listen/Download

Benefit: Does A Woman Keep Custody of Her Child If She Marries A Direct Relative of the Father?

In the Name of Allāh, the Ever Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy

  Ustādh Mūsá Richardson discusses the custody of a child when a woman remarries a direct male relative of her ex-husband. This benefit also touches on the wisdom of child custody laws in Islām and why the custody could transfer to the child's father if she remarries a non-relative of the child.

From the course entitled: Fiqh Course: Marriage and Divorce (الملخص الفقهي), during the 1439 | 2018 Islamic Summer Courses

Listen/Download

RT @1MMeducation: It is NOT PERMISSIBLE for a man to be alone with a female (other than a spouse or close relative) in a car going anywhere…

troid.org troid.org

RT @1MMeducation: لا يخلون رجل بامرأة فإن الشيطان ثالثهما قال الشيخ ابن باز في شرح هذا الحديث: فالواجب الحذر، وألا تخرج أبداً إلا ومعها ثا…

troid.org troid.org